All posts by Crystal Pirri

Retreat Thank You

  1. A room full of familiar faces I know and love
  2. Brilliance of these women and men willing to go deep
  3. The bravery of those who shared, and cried
  4. Linda, whose help, support, compassion, joy, and wisdom is unparalleled
  5. Mid-session delight thanks to Carol’s silliness
  6. My MIL and babysitter A, who both went out of their way to help with the girls for the long stretch
  7. Taking everyone through an exercise that reduces stress- and therefore we spent the day recharging our batteries instead of draining them (thanks Martha Beck!)
  8. Testimonials that made me nearly cry with happiness- everyone who got what they needed so deeply
  9. Kathy, who not only attended but helped with the building and directing traffic, a wonder and a joy
  10. The opportunity to serve such amazing souls


  1. The train rumbling by- all the things being taken to where they need to be, swiftly, easily
  2. My daughters- I could do endless gratitude about everything about them. Today I’m grateful for their laughter, their deep play, their smiles
  3. A long-distance friend went above and beyond with kindness
  4. My husband
  5. Grey fur kitty

Thank You

  1. My youngest daughter’s face a bright sun rimmed in gold as she woke up this morning
  2. Feeling strength in my limbs, and resolve
  3. Calming all fear, one fear at a time
  4. Depth of peace
  5. The way the woods are a deep dark green and brown, soaked with moisture and light as the sun rises
  6. Rhythms- the washer, the rocker, the day
  7. Autobiography of a Yogi
  8. My girls’ wit and wisdom and deep questions (“Who made God?”)
  9. Deep breaths
  10. This moment

Thank you for greater things

  1. Gratitude is always here when I need it
  2. Space in our home, space in life, space in my thoughts
  3. Going through boxes and choosing what will be part of my life going forward
  4. Discovering things about myself that needed 2 years in boxes to be revealed
  5. Coming from a different place
  6. Slow change, yet decisive change
  7. Understanding the why behind the what
  8. The loves of my life, my family
  9. Showing up
  10. This moment